From: David Abercrombie, Chairman Lesmahagow Highland Games Society
Lesmahagow Highland Games 2021
In light of the current situation, and with so many things unknown about how the Covid-19 pandemic is going to impact all of our lives over the coming months, the Highland Games Committee has considered the various options open to us.
With an event scheduled in June, we would need to be making supplier bookings from around now, and applying for licences etc – none of which would be confirmed in the current circumstances. Several similar events scheduled for June have already been cancelled.
However, there are some reasons to be optimistic about what may (or may not!) be possible later in the summer, and with this in mind, the committee has therefore elected to postpone the Games, and reschedule the event to Saturday 21st August.
Please bear in mind though, that even with a postponement of the date, it may still not be possible to hold the event, and most probably not in the current format in any case. We are aware of the need to hold some kind of event for our village as soon as we can, but will obviously have to follow both guidance and the law very strictly when the time comes.
In postponing Games Day, we give ourselves a better chance of holding the event, rather than simply cancelling the June date for the second time. We have chosen the 21st August date following consultation with Pipe Bands and our Heavyweight convenor, taking account of the other event dates during August.
Lesmahagow Highland Games Society
ON 9th February 2021
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